Yes! But we live quite apart but we see each other 4 times a week at the barn and it’s great to have riding friends so you could go on hacks or ride together. We both own ponies so we do so much stuff compared to when we didn’t have a pony we had to do what the instructor said but know since we have our own ponies we can ride whenever
From my experience, horse friends really understand the value of hard work, trust and helping others. My horse friends are their for me with no judgement, horse related or not. Something about being around horses gives you something more as a person.